On Saturday, March 18, one of the matches corresponding to the quarterfinals of the oldest and most representative soccer tournament will be played: The FA Cup, the contest created in 1871 and which is in its 151st edition. Next, we present the preview and the recommended forecast for this match.
We are facing one of the FA Cup Quarterfinal qualifiers in which the Manchester City is the absolute favorite to win, since it is clearly superior to Burnley, championship club. In addition, they will have the advantage of playing at home. However, being a single party there is always the expectation of a surprise.
For this match, the Manchester City will try to take a new step in search of its seventh Olympic round in this prestigious English football tournament.
On the other hand, the Burnley is a modest club, they admit that the sports odds are against them, but they will try to deliver the big blow in this tournament. In fact, it already did so by reaching this point in the competition.
Manchester City this season is one of the strongest and most competitive teams. He is active in all competitions. He comes from beating Leipzig in the Champions League by a landslide, who could do nothing against the power and scoring ability of Norwegian Erling Haaland.
Los Ciudadanos come into this confrontation without having lost in 8 of their last 9 Premier League matches (7 wins and 1 draw).. On the last day they defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 (0-1). Even so, they are located in the second box, 5 points behind the leader Arsenal.
Regarding the FA CUP, Manchester City comes from eliminating Bristol City (0 – 3). A fairly affordable tie against a lower category rival. Something similar is likely to happen, now against the leader of the Championship. In theory, it should classify without problems.
Possible formation: Stefan Ortega; Rúben Dias, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Aké; Kevin Phillips and Rico Lewis; Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva; and Julian Alvarez.
Burnley accumulates 16 consecutive games without losing in the Championship (13 wins and 3 draws). An excellent unbeatable dynamic. Now, it comes from beating Wigan Athletic (3-0) on the last day. In this way, it remains consolidated at the top of the table, with a 13-point advantage over Sheffield United.
On the other hand, he knows that he arrives at a disadvantage. In the preview everyone sees Manchester City as the winner.
As for the FA Cup, in the previous phase the Vinotintos eliminated Fleetwood Town (1 – 0). It was a tight match in which the field factor prevailed. At home, Burnley has not known defeat so far this season. Therefore, you will have fewer options to surprise because you will be a visitor.
Arijanet Muric; Louis Beyer, Ian Maatsen, and Hjalmar Ekdal; Josh Cullen, Connor Roberts, Jóhann Berg and Vitinho; Ashley Barnes, Anass Zaroury, and Nathan Tella.
Manchester City looks very like the favorable team to win the tie. Despite the difference in category, in the Championship Burnley is dominant and with promotion virtually assured. However, playing at home City is unlikely to fail.
Therefore, for our bets the best odds in this FA Cup match is the following